Great Quotes

 

Currently Reading:

The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration

by Bruce M. Metzger and Bart D. Ehrman

Category: Biblical Studies

Oxford University Press, 2005

 

 

 

I came across some great quotes from some great theologians of the past who believed that the miraculous signs gifts were exclusive to the 1st century apostolic period. In other words, John MacArthur did not invent cessationism! 

“The gift of tongues…and other gifts of prophecy, being a sign, have long ceased and been laid aside, and we have no encouragement to expect the revival of them; but, on the contrary, are directed to call the Scriptures the more sure word of prophecy.” – Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)

“The gift of healing, like the rest of  the miracles, which the Lord willed to be brought forth for a time, has vanished away in order to make the preaching of the Gospel marvelous forever.” – John Calvin (1509 – 1564)